Bret Michaels and friends took over the Tampa MIDLFORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre on Friday, August 4 for the 2023 Parti Gras. It was nothin’ but a good time with lots of people dressed up as Bret and ready to rock! We got to hear hits all night at the Parti Gras Tour with Steve Augeri from Journey, Mark McGrath from Sugar Ray, and Night Ranger. We have some behind the scenes photos courtesy of Meredith from 98.7 The Shark.
What makes Bret Michaels ‘Party Gras Tour’ special:
Another thing that made this tour stand out is the bands rotate throughout the show. It’s not separate sets where once one band is done, they’re gone for the night. The artists do a few songs and then switch up. We love shows like this – it keeps things moving and you don’t get that annoying downtime for set changes.
Bret Michaels takes the stage and does Talk Dirty To Me, Ride The Wind, and Look What The Cat Dragged In. Next, Mark McGrath from Sugar Ray comes on to do Every Morning. Bret hangs out on stage to help out with background vocals and then does the Poison version of Your Mama Don’t Dance before Steve Augeri does Separate Ways. Bret Michaels returns for a couple of Poison’s 90s hits Something To Believe In and Unskinny Bop before Augeri belts out of a couple of Journey’s 80s classics Don’t Stop Believin’ and Any Way You Want It.
After Mark McGrath performs Fly, it’s Bret’s turn again. Poison songs for this round include Every Rose Has Its Thorn and Nothin’ But A Good Time before everyone joins together on stage for covers of Sweet Home Alabama and Old Time Rock and Roll.